I'd just finished a submission for a sweater pattern that was a little challenging and wanted a bit of easy knitting after that. Usually when I finish a large project, I don't want to look at knitting for a few days. This time, my fingers wanted to continue moving but my brain didn't want to do too much thinking.
Simplicity was the reason I chose to knit Mara. Well, that and the fact that I really loved how cute it is. Oh, and the fact that I was being a copycat since my BFF knit one too. I've worn her at work now for a couple of days and I'm totally smitten. I've worn her simply thrown over my shoulders as on the mannequin. I need Mara at work because Frosty is at the helm of the air conditioning system.
My favorite part of the shawl is the ruffled edge because it makes my 38-year-old arse feel like a girl. Or a proper lady. Because ladies wear stuff like shawls.
My next project will be the Acanthus Shawlette. I'm using this yarn that I dyed over two years ago.